Archive | May, 2014

Looking Down

Whenever I get the window seat while flying, I spend the entire time during takeoff and landing with my face pressed up against the window looking down. I love the opportunity to look at cities from an aerial perspective. Andy Tucker has a great set of aerial photos on his Flickr account. I’ve included a few […]

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Frank-Lyn II: The Opposition’s Bad Arguments

In Part I, an unsuspecting straight, white male was made to feel like a marginal member of society at his neighborhood association meeting. In Part II he saves Lowry Hill East from itself. Fighting Traffic, Battling for Parking There are those in Lowry Hill East, and every Minneapolis neighborhood, who value wide open streets and abundant, free car storage above all […]

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Bells & Whistles

I love the civility and safety that a bell and whistle, respectively, convey. Then there’s the horn. A multi-tasking device that seems to only do one thing well: annoy. MN Statute 169.68 – The Horn (a) […] The driver of a motor vehicle shall, when reasonably necessary to insure safe operation, give audible warning with […]

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Gil Penalosa

“Complete Communities” in the University District: a Forum with Gil Penalosa Wednesday, May 7 8:00 a.m. at Weisman Art Museum

Event: “Complete Communities” in the University District: a Forum with Gil Penalosa Wednesday, May 7 – 8:00 a.m. at Weisman Art Museum. Hosted by University District Alliance. (I am on the discussion panel) From creating open streets in Bogota, Colombia to “Doable Neighborhoods” in four Ontario cities, Gil Penalosa is an implementer and activist for […]

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Frank-Lyn: A Wedge in The Wedge

I attended a Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association meeting about 7 weeks ago (cancel the BREAKING NEWS alert). There was one topic: a new mixed-use development for the corner of Franklin and Lyndale. I went in with a point of view, but an open mind regarding the opinions of my neighbors–of whom I generally have high regard. […]

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